Colon Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Avenida de la Catedral 7, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

9 Reviews

Colon Hotel
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 42% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families90
  • Couples88
  • Solo79
  • Business73
  • luciaguimaraes's Profile Photo

    A nice place to stay in Barcelona


    Colon Hotel is a great place to stay in Barcelona. It´s in front of Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter. Few steps form the ramblas and Plaza Catalunya.
    I stayed in a front room with a beautiful view of the Cathedral.
    It has an excellent breakfast, an excellent restaurant. It really worths the price.

  • missy.pulliam's Profile Photo

    Nice Hotel


    What a nice stay I had at this hotel….It was amazing. The location & services are fantastic. The prices are also reasonable. It is located on the plaza of the Cathedral where there are markets. I liked staying there a lot.

  • byoung3rd's Profile Photo

    In the middle of everything in the Gothic Quarter


    This is an older hotel with all of the charm and quirks of older hotels (we prefer older hotels). Apart from the obvious advantage of its central location (close to the Ramblas but not on it), its proximity to the Cathedral and the other sights of old is near several musuems, a number of good restaurants and great shopping. The rooms were nice size (and good sized bath rooms by Euro standards) and on the weekend you will get to see the most amazing tradition...the Sardana Dancers...part of the Catalan history. And for those of you who miss your regular Starbucks fare, there is a Starbucks on the far end of the Square.

  • A few things I learned while in Barcelona


    I spent hours reading various reviews. I chose Colon Hotel because I wanted to be in the Medieval District and I was very pleased to find that the Hotel had a cheaper rate than any of the travel sites i looked at (expedia, etc.) it was 50 euros less in total. Room was clean and well maintained. They turned down the bed at night. I didnt have any view but then i was only in my room at night and the cathedral is covered from top to bottom in a tarp anyway so the only view would be of the square. Front staff helped me a lot finding the things I wanted (saffron, second hand market etc.) apparently a number of well known people stayed here, why i dont know given the price (80 euros a night) people like Francis Ford Coppola, and 'that lady from Oprah was here last week' ...that comment from the bellhop made me laugh. I guess he meant Oprah's friend Gail? and yes, the rooms are small but this is Europe after all.

    Oh, final hotel point. avoid staying on La Ramblas. you will want to walk it but it is a wide street full of cars and noises. all the shops seem to be selling cheap crappy tshirts etc. and in the evening hours, it is full of loud and sometimes drunk teenagers. Okay, that is about it. i am writing this because I found other people took the time to post things that were very helpful!

    Unique Quality: I quickly learned a few things. 1. use the metro. if you dont stay at this hotel, find a hotel near the metro. it is great and gets you everywhere cheaply (buy a book of 10 for 6.90). 2. dont use the bus turistic. it is 19 euros for 1 day or 23 for 2, but it has 3 circle routes meaning if you get off at one point, you have to go all away around to get back...there is not bus going one way and another going the opposite direction on the same street if you get what I mean. - well at least not for most of their route. Besides, if you want to hear about the sites, just buy a good book on the city before hand. the coupons that come with it are a waste...woo, get 2 McDonald's hamburgers for the price of 1, or 80 cents off your ticket to Gaudi house...3. if you stay by the beach you are away from a lot of where you want to go. 4. the city is cheaper than i expected. i never paid more than 2.10 for a beer or 1.20 for a coke in a restaurant. but then i didnt eat out a lot because i rather sightsee and nibble on a chocolate (spanish chocolate is good, as is their meat, their bread and beer is bad) 5. the castle fortress on montjuic is boring. i have been to many castles and fortresses, but this was dull and the military museum said nothing at all about the spanish civil war. the picasso museum was interesting even if you dont like his work because it is all his early stuff when he was learning to draw as a teenager and up. only a few later pieces.

    Oh, and if you take the bus from Girona to Barcelona, there is more than one bus that goes back and forth. I got the schedule and it said the bus left at 415 but because Ryan air is misleading about the times it arrives (it arrives 30 minutes earlier than they say so they can then claim they are always early) there was a bus leaving just as I got out, otherwise I would have to wait 1 hour. same for the way back. the schedule said 915 am, but I got to the bus station at 815am and there was a bus at 815 and 830 too. bus takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.

    Directions: easy to find, i got off the bus from Girona and asked where the cathedral was and walked there but it is only 2 stops by metro too. given how easy the metro is and how helpful the people are, take the metro or take a cab just for this part of your stay.

  • Ideal in Barcelona


    My husband and I stayed at Hotel Colon in June 2005. The hotel is ideally located, directly across from the Seu Cathedral. Just a short walk to Las Ramblas, and the bus and metro stops are nearby. We stayed there before taking our Mediterranean cruise. When we returned to Barcelona, the staff was kind enough to store our luggage while we continued our tour of the city before boarding our evening train to Paris

    The staff was very helpful, the room was very clean and nicely appointed. Would not recommend the breakfast. It was good, but very over-priced.

    Would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel. We have 8 friends going to Barcelona this September, and all of them have booked a room at this hotel.

    Unique Quality: If you can get a room across from the Cathedral, you will have a beautiful evening view when the Cathedral is lit up. On Sunday, walk outside the hotel doors, and watch the locals do their dance, La Sardana. All join hands and dance.

  • excellent attentive polite staff


    we stayed at the hotel Colon, directly in front of the Cathedral, we could not have had a better stay, wonderful staff, very helpful, highly recommend a stay.

    Unique Quality: modern clean rooms, great breakfast, great helpful staff, i.e. organizing excursions, came out at 10pm to help with use of television. will come back again.

  • Alex_71's Profile Photo

    A great 4stars hotel


    I arrived late at the evening after a 15 days trip around europe so i was not sure at my best.The receptionist was very freindly and seems like he didn't care. We went in our room that was really big,with a good bathroom,u can have breakfast directly in your room.There are facilityes in the bathroom so u don't need to have shower gel or shampoo. The hotel is in front of cathedral,so you can ask for a room with the view on the cathedral(it'll cost more).I was there in august(low season for spain) and the double room costs 100 euro per night,so it's absolutely not expensive for a 4 stars hotel.

    Unique Quality: The view of the room(but u have to ask for a room with view on the Cathedral),and the position:you are in Barro gothico,that is the medieval center of Barcellona,simply great.The square during night is very quiet

    Directions: Barro gothico

  • DSwede's Profile Photo

    El Centro del Centro


    Decent sized rooms for European standards, optional breakfast included, WiFi (in lobby and sometimes 1st floor if signal is strong).

    Service is great, hotel is clean and above all, it is in the heart of the center of Barcelona, just minutes walk from everything and immediately accross from the Cathederal!!

    Unique Quality: Walking distance from just about everything, the Cathederal, Picasso Museum, La Rambla, the port... everything

    Directions: Next to the Cathederal

  • zizquark's Profile Photo

    One of the things that make...


    One of the things that make staying at the Hotel Colon so wonderful is that as soon as you come outside you are in this beautiful square across from a gorgeous church. On the weekeds they have dancing and open markets.What more could you ask for.

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Nice Hotel in Barcelona

by fritzschnickel about Hotel Colon

Located right across the plaza from the Cathedral, Hotel Colon was relatively inexpensive and very nice. It is located within walking distance of most of the sights in Barcelona. If you have a car, you will have to pay almost 20 euros a day to park.

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Questions On Regencia De Colon Hotel in Barcelona

by Crowsie

Is the hotel in a safe area?
Do we need to be concerned about walking in this area at night? close to the pier is the hotel?
We were considering walking to the pier (depending on where our cruise ship docks) instead of taking a cab.

Any comments/recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Questions On Regencia De Colon Hotel in Barcelona

by Alexa911

The hotel is in a really nice area, right across from the Cathedral at the entrance to the Gothic Quarter. I went all over the Gothic Quarter at night, both on a rented bike and on foot, and had no problems. As in any major city, you should exercise caution and look out for pickpockets... It's a very long walk to the pier, pleasant but very long. If you have luggage, definitely take a cab.


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Address: Avenida de la Catedral 7, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain